US House Committee to Hold Hearing on ICD-10 Implementation!!

US House Committee to Hold Hearing on ICD-10 Implementation!!

A key Congressional committee will be holding a stakeholder hearing on ICD-10-CM/PCS implementation next week. The “Examining ICD-10 Implementation” hearing, set for 10:15 am ET on February 11, is being held by the influential House Energy and Commerce Committee s subcommittee on healthcare, which is chaired by Rep. Joe Pitts (R-PA). “This hearing is an…

Results from ICD-10 Acknowledgement Testing Week

Results from ICD-10 Acknowledgement Testing Week

CMS conducted another successful acknowledgement testing week last month. Acknowledgement testing gives providers and others the opportunity to submit claims with ICD-10 codes to the Medicare Fee-For-service (FFS) claims systems and receive electronic acknowledgements confirming that their claims were accepted. While providers are welcome to submit acknowledgement test claims anytime, during the November testing week,…

ICD 9 CM 714.0 Rheumatoid Arthritis Expands To 190 ICD 10 Codes

ICD 9 CM 714.0 Rheumatoid Arthritis Expands To 190 ICD 10 Codes

Rheumatoid arthritis is an Autoimmune disease results in chronic systemic disease principally of joints, manifested by inflammatory changes in articular structures and synovial membranes, atrophy, and loss in bone density. ICD 9 has only one ICD to report this condition whereas ICD 10 expands upto 190 options for reporting RA more specifically. 714.0 Rheumatoid arthritisCrosswalk: M05.40…

Stages of Chronic Kidney Disease

Chronic kidney disease (CKD), also referred to as chronic renal disease, is a progressive loss of renal function over a period of months or years. All individuals with a Glomerular filtration rate (GFR) less than 60 mL/min/1.73 m2 for 3 months are classified as having chronic kidney disease, irrespective of the presence or absence of…